Vishakhapatnam Airport during the cyclone (HUDHUD) in 2014

Vishakhapatnam Airport during the cyclone


Infrastructure plays an important role in sustaining the development of a city. Infrastructure assets provide critical social and economic services not only to the city where they are located but also to the surrounding areas. Our company is pioneer in specialised steel structures with over 20 years vast experience in Airports (22 Airports till date), power projects and other high quantum projects. We do complete design, fabrication and installation in house, which is the primary reason for top quality and high customer satisfaction and space frame manufacturers in India

Visakhapatnam New Airport Ariel view
Visakhapatnam New Airport Ariel view

Our Scope of work:

Alcox did the turkey job for the Space Frame structure at the Visakhapatnam airport which is iconic in terms of  Architectural  structures design Alcox proposed and completed international standard airport structure as per the requirement of AP Government  with well known Stainless steel Space frame companies in India


Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Hudhud was a strong troHudhud_12_Oct_2014pical cyclone that caused extensive damage and loss of life in eastern India. Visakhapatnam Airport is Lind of curved space frame is located 7Km from the city center this airport is the second busiest in Andhra Pradesh and runs domestic services to the major Indian. Cyclone Hudhud has made landfall near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh carried out a massive evacuation exercise .The cyclone hit Vizag at 195 kmph with max gust of 260 kmph.

Effects of hudhud:

effect hudhud on vizag airport
Effect of hudhud on vizag airport (A.P.)

Hudhud caused extensive damage to the city of Visakhapatnam and the neighbouring districts of Vizianagaram and Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh. Damages were estimated to be Rs. 21908 crore (US$3.4 billion) by the Andhra state government. At least 124 deaths have been confirmed, a majority of them from Andhra Pradesh and Nepal, with the latter experiencing an avalanche due to the cyclone.

The Alcox Space Structure:

Visakhapatnam New Airport Close view
Visakhapatnam New Airport Close view

Even though the structure was designed for 180 m/s as per IS 800, it was able to withstand the Hudhud. This was largely possible due to the strict quality control and precision engineering of the Alcox Space structure. The company does not believe in subcontracting and does complete design, fabrication and erection in house and indigenously which leads to good coordination thus timely completion along with highest quality standards. we are the only best space frame manufacturer in India.

Alcox Space Structure before and after hudhud
Alcox Space Structure before and after hudhud

The structure was later checked by engineers from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. After approval from IIT Chennai, sheets were reinstalled on the system and the airport functions till date.

Alcox space structure can be used as an industrial shed in various industries such as power, cement etc. Our company have experience in manufacturing of industrial shed, bulk storage shed, coal handling plant, limestone storage shed and other storage sheds.

Alcox Space Structure Just After HUD HUD
Alcox Space Structure Just After HUD HUD


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